The Book Nearest You

An exercise via Paul Denton, who in turn got it from a whole chain of sources, which finally slammed into a dead end.

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.

My result:

“Parkinson’s disease has some interesting links with depression–not only do many of my Parkinson’s patients have depression, but nearly all of them look depressed, because of their mask-like faces and slow movements.”

from The Midnight Disease, by Alice W. Flaherty, 2004.

Pass it on….

3 thoughts on “The Book Nearest You

  1. Well, my book is a guide to Dublin. “The top floor has a show every half hour, based on four themes:the coming of the Anglo-Normans; 13th century trade,and the ‘riding of the franchises’

  2. “If all physical systems are computers, and if computers can perfectly mimic all physical systems, the what distinguishes the real world from a simulation?”

    …Nice game!

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